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Lions host 19th annual 5K run

May 29, 2014
The Town Crier

Austintown Lions Club held its 19th Annual 5-K run May 10 at Austintown Township Park with Lion Larry Jensen serving as race chairman and the finish line provided by the Youngstown Road Runners Club.

Spitzer Chevrolet of North Jackson was the major sponsor. The weather was a bit overcast and cool but escaped the threat of rain. Starting off was a kids race won by Aydan Rusu, 8, of Struthers.

Overall winner for the 5-K was Tom Grantonic of Boardman with a time of 17:55. Coming in second place was Don Peace of Canfield with a time of 19:30, and finishing third was Everett Briggs of Youngstown with a time of 19:49.

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Overall winners from left are first-place winner Tom Grantonic; Don Peace, second place; and Everett Briggs, third place.

For the women it was Gianna Stanich of Poland with a time of 20:23, followed by Lucy Baer of Leetonia in second place with a time of 23:25. In third place was Jaclynn Choma from Austintown with a time of 23:34.

For the Mens Masters, which included runners age 49 and older, the first place winner was Joe Vanek of Petersburg with a time of 19:55, followed by Mike Smith of Salem taking second place with a time of 20:55. Third place was won by Steve Hoffmaster of Poland with a time of 21:10.

For the Women's Masters, Renay Choma of Austintown placed first with a time of 24:38, while Renee Bodden of Canfield finished second with a time of 25:44. Finishing third was Diane Downey of Southington with a time of 26:00.



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